- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Publication Date: December 1, 2020
- Price: $40.00
- Trim Size: 11 5⁄16 x 10 3⁄8
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-4870-7
- EAN: 9781419748707
- Page Count: 256
- Illustrations: 300 color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: WENG ex*
This official behind-the-scenes companion to the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian features exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.
The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian takes fans behind the scenes of the first ever live-action Star Wars television series. Filled with concept art, sketches, and interviews with key cast, crew, and creatives, including executive producer/showrunner/writer Jon Favreau and executive producer/director Dave Filoni, The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian will provide readers with an exclusive look at a whole new universe of Star Wars characters, locations, and vehicles.
Premiering in November 2019 as a key launch title for Disney+, The Mandalorian follows the adventures of galactic gunslinger Din Djarin and the Child as they traverse the outer systems of the galaxy and evade remnants of the Empire. Readers will encounter early visual and conceptual ideas for these new characters and unexplored frontiers, filled with crime syndicates, bounty hunters, and smugglers. The gritty, lived-in cantinas and spaceports are populated by a talented cast that includes Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man), Nick Nolte (48 Hours), Gina Carano (Haywire, Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Carl Weathers (Rocky).
“Everything is in here, from the forging of Mando’s ship, the Razor Crest, to his own pre-Beskar look, and, yes, an exploration of how the designs of Baby Yoda would come to be one of the cutest little things in the galaxy far, far away.”— Gizmodo/io9
“…a fascinating and in-depth look at the art used to bring the series to life with plenty of insider perspectives and tidbits to pore over.”— /Film
“This is a perfect gift for the padawan and Jedi master alike.”— A.Frame
“...an absorbing coffee table book dedicated to delivering an inside peek at the entire pre-production artistic process behind the smash-hit show.”— Space.com
About the author
Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments since 2008. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Szostak ran the JAK Films Art Department on Skywalker Ranch for more than three years before joining the narrative design team on LucasArts’s Star Wars: 1313. He is also the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Abrams, 2019) and The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Abrams, 2017).
Doug Chiang is an Academy Award©-wining artist, author, and production designer. He currently serves as Lucasfilm VP and executive creative director.